Articles by Jonathan Parnell
I sing lullabies to my four-year-old son.
I usually make them up on the fly, and they sound horrible. He appreciates them, though, and so, every night as I tuck him into bed, by his request, I sing him another…Continue Reading
C.S. Lewis helps awaken us to the “astonishing realness of things.” It’s what Alan Jacobs calls an “omnivorous attentiveness” — a bewildering awareness of the things all around us. It is being alive to what is, to things that…Continue Reading
The color was porpoise gray — that’s “porpoise” like the dolphin. Porpoise gray. That’s the color my wife chose to paint the little sunroom at our house a few years ago. She loves it when I take on house projects…Continue Reading
You will face adversity — it’s only a matter of time. In fact, chances are, you’ve already experienced hardship. The question then, and going forward, is how you persevere through the oppressing moments of life?
This goes for everyone, but…Continue Reading
I nudged the door open with my shoulder, hands holding carryout (again). I made my way through the dark living room and set dinner on the table. I could hear the kids playing in the basement as I peeked into…Continue Reading
We need clarity on the meaning of life.
I mean clarity not in terms of getting our theology in order, or knowing what to say if our pastor asked, but clarity in terms of the questions we should stop and…Continue Reading